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Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Visit



Yesterday I had a visit from Brenda of Scraps and Strings
Once she got through the muddy roads and an unexpected detour we had a very nice visit. She gave me the cute scissor holder and some fabric. I very much enjoyed seeing the projects in person that I had seen on her blog. I think Fungly is the best idea! The results are always fun but seldom ugly.



Of course, I couldn't wait to try one of the stars for my newest quilt. I got some template plastic and cut templates from the magazine. This first star is a bit wonky but I hope to get better. The template is not the best solution, but my friend from USA is going on a short trip and says she'll look for the rulers for me. Considering that she's not a quilter (yet) I thought that was really nice of her to offer. This morning I made a whole lot more 4 patches for the flowers because each one needs five of them. Some are made and the rest will be done as leaders and enders while I'm making the stars. Hopefully, I'll have the proper rulers by Tues or Wed. In the meantime I have one on the frame to quilt, one waiting for the frame and several to hand sew down the bindings. I won't lack for something to do while I wait for the rulers.

7 comments:

Myra said...

Your star block turned out great! With a bit of fudging the wonky won't even show... I can barely see the wonky now anyway... 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Way to go J! One star down and just a few more to go :^)
Looking forward to seeing the top completed and your other finishes you mentioned. cheers, QGB

em's scrapbag said...

Your quilt is coming along nicely. The star looks great.

Quilt Pixie said...

love the star, even if its not "perfect" :-) Way to bring friends into quilting --- send them shopping first!

Ali Honey said...

What a nice friend to have. The star block looks great. I think it will be fabulous when all finished. Did you notice how the star looks like 4 flower buds pointing outwards (and could be made that way by altering the fabric colours) for a whole different look.

Lynda said...

The star looks fine to me. When all the others are in, it'll blend in nicely.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I'm envious - I'd love to meet you and brenda both. glad you had a good time together.